It’s Panel Challenge Voting Time!

Posted on May 3, 2021 by prairiemoonquilts in Challenges

Here we go!

I hope I’ve got this working.

I’ve tested it to the best of my ability, and I had My Cowboy try it, and if HE can get it to work, then it must be working — haha!

We ended up with 46 entries! I’m completely blown away by this! I really appreciate all of you who joined me in this challenge and entered a project. I kinda threw it out there simply to make myself use up something I had laying around, and it took on a life of its own, and . . . it’s been super fun.

Step One: Go browse all the entries in the Panel Challenge. I had to put them all on a page of their own. They’re shown in thumbnail view for the sake of page loading time. Please take the time to click on them, tho, and see the bigger view of each one. The thumbnails do NOT do them justice at all. You will want to see them — the ideas contained in these entries for things you can do with panels are all wonderful! I’m really inspired with some ideas for the rest of the panels I’ve amassed.

Step Two: When you’re done browsing, make note of the maker and title of your favorite, and then click the link at the bottom of the page of entries to go VOTE for your favorite! You have until midnight on Sunday, May 9th to vote. I’ll be announcing the winners on Monday, May 10th.

And that’s all there is to it. You can only vote once, but DO spread the word to all your friends and they can come vote, too. (Actually, you can vote as many times as you want, but it only records the first vote you cast, so no need to waste your time with more than one.)

I’m not including my own Panel Challenge quilt in the voting, since that’s not really fair, but I do want to show it to you, so here it is:

It turned out way bigger than I intended from starting with that little half-yard panel, ending up at 55″ x 66″. When I’ll ever get it quilted, I don’t know, but I DO have the binding ready! My ultimate goal is to donate it to our Comfort Quilt stash at guild. I’ll post some better photos and give a few more details once I have it completely finished.

And now, the details about the Viewer’s Choice prizes. I’m keeping the results of the voting hidden until the big announcement on May 10th.

First prize: A $35 gift certificate to Needle and Foot, donated by Bernie.

Second prize: A $25 gift certificate to Missouri Star Quilt Company online.

Third prize: A $15 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop online.

Honorable Mention: I’ll think of something by Monday!

So go browse HERE, choose your favorite, VOTE, tell all your friends to come browse and vote, and I’ll announce the winners on the 10th!

18 responses to “It’s Panel Challenge Voting Time!”

  1. Bernie says:

    Thank you for doing the work and inspiring us Shelley!! Off to look at the entries now. 🙂

  2. Bernie says:

    OK – I am back to say that the quilts are amazing. It was such a tough decision. Loved the variety of ideas for using a panel. Good work everyone!!

  3. Randy says:

    how can you close. I did but this was a great way to get those panels. moving!

  4. Fran says:

    Wow! Your quilt is amazing! I love, love, love it!

  5. Connie Wolfe says:

    Great quilt! You did so much with the small panels. I look forward to seeing the quilting design that you choose for it.
    Now, as for choosing a favorite among the submitted quilts, I can add to the others by agreeing: this was difficult. All wonderful sources of inspiration for finishing the panels that are lurking in my stash.

  6. Wendy Tuma says:

    Thank you for putting all this together, Shelly! I just voted – it was so hard to choose! There are so many amazing quilts! And your quilt is gorgeous!

  7. PAULA M MORGAN says:

    Well done Shelly! Too many favorites here…I think I will revisit and narrow down the pick in a few days.

  8. Angie in SoCal says:

    Wow what a lot of amazing panel quilts! There are two that I own and will definitely look those entries over to get ideas for mine. What a wonderful treat this is. I’m going to post it on my guild’s Facebook page as we have a panel challenge going on now. Thanks so much, Shelly. BTW: yours is great!

  9. Cindy W says:

    Like your stars surrounding the small blocks! Another ideas for another panel. Thanks for getting us motivated.

  10. christopher thomas says:

    it was hard to pick just one but i did it after looking more then once….

    good luck to everyone and happy quilting

  11. Shelly you are amazing to put these challenges together for all of us. Love your quilt. Voting was so hard with so many beautiful finishes.

  12. Paula Hedges says:

    So, now you know you have followers that love a challenge! Think you really started something! Love what you did with your panel. Crazy how a small panel exploded into a much larger masterpiece.

  13. Suelynn Williams says:

    My creativity can’t wait to get loose the next time there is a similar challenge! Must change my daily strategy to make space (that is, spend less time in catching up mode and more time in something new and fun mode). Looking at all finishes was very enjoyable.

  14. Kristy Perkins says:

    These are all spectacular! What a great way to show off ideas and inspirations to those of us that are always hesitant to approach a panel. Thank you for inspiring us all.

  15. Your quilt is so pretty, Shelly! It was really hard to pick one as there were so many I liked!! Thanks for spurring us on with this challenge!

  16. Rose Marie Smith says:

    OH my! This is hard to make a decision. I finally went for my “crazy” side and voted. LOL

  17. Gretchen says:

    All the entries are creative and amazing. It is extremely difficult to vote for one. I appreciate the challenge to bring out a panel and make a finished item.

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